The Brand New Lancia "Thema" - with real-wheel-drive, a 3.0 Liter V6 Engine Diesel, built on a Chrysler(300) & Mercedes-Benz platform and 32% lower prices with comparible equipped topped the rankings German premium models.
Review the Lancie Thema
The real Italian Limousine back: With 1.5m height and 5 meter length, 20 inch wheels it's like a new BMW. A good alternative to big Brands- BMW, Mercedes, Saabs, Peugeots, Volvo and Jaguar, not to mention the cheap Opel and VW-Group.
Lancia's latest Thema Model is the new rear-drive sedan based on the 2012 Chrysler 300. The first Lancia's Thema debuted back in 1983 as part of the Type Four program that also included the Croma, Alfa Romeo 164, and the great Saab 9000.
Like the original, this new Thema version is ready to compete against all comers in the global E-segment Luxury Cars, which includes the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Audi A6,A8, and the BMW 5,6 Series, but Lancia counterpart raise the bar further with the addition of "Poltrona Frau's" leather elegance and softness interiors, including the trim on the instrument panel.
Three motors are offered to EU customers.
The first engine is a 292-HP version of Chrysler's new Pentastar V6, paired with an all-new eight-speed automatic gearbox that running nice and silently -change for the Chrysler 300. Two 3.0-liter V6 diesel engines are offered in overseas markets, manufactured by VM and producing 190 or 225 horsepower with both mated to the existing five-speed automatic transmission. These three engines propel the new Thema to a top speed in excess of 132 mph.
The new Lancia flagship share cabin marked by best-in-class silence, a byproduct of two composite underbody panels, laminated windows and windshield , and noise-absorbing panels in the passenger compartment and the cavities of the wheel arches that ensure excellent absorption of road noise.
In addition the Thema offers 8.4-inch touch screen controls and more than 50 related features, among them Forward Collision Warning and Adaptive Cruise Control - radar-based auto-system and function that alerts the driver in the event of a potential collision in a road scene.
HD Video:2012 Executive Full Option V6 / Lancia's Thema